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Karl Kirkeby Weds Kindra Lynn Gromelski

December 01, 2005

Kindra Lynn Gromelski and Lieutenant Karl Martin Kirkeby were married March 19 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland. The Rev. Ed Winkler officiated. After the ceremony the couple exited the chapel to the traditional Navy Sword Arch Ceremony. An evening reception followed at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.

The bride is the daughter of Betty Kozak of Alexandria, Va., and Stan Gromelski of Burgess, Va.

She is a graduate of T.C. Williams H.S., Emory University, and William and Mary School of Law. She is currently an attorney for Exxon Mobil Corporation in Fairfax, Va.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Len Kirkeby of La Cañada Flintridge. He is a graduate of Loyola High School in Los Angeles and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He is currently a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, but will begin his MBA at the University of Virginia's Darden School in the fall.

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The maid of honor was M. Christina Hewett of Richmond, Va. (friend of the bride). The bridesmaids were Jessica Arons of Arlington, Va. (friend of the bride); Gina Alleva of N.Y. (friend of the bride); Konita Wilks of Annapolis (sister of the groom); Cheryl Horst of Cary, Ill. (cousin of the bride); Verna Lange of N.Y. (friend of the bride); Kristen Detwiler of Savannah, Ga (friend of the bride); and Jessica Thornton of Washington, D.C. (friend of the bride).

The flower girls were Christina Howard of Woodbridge, Va. (friend of the bride), Halie Sayers of Alexandria, Va. (goddaughter of the bride) and Gillian Lait of San Ramon, Calif. (niece of the bride). The ring bearer was Bejamin Lait of San Ramon (nephew of the bride).

The best man was Bart Bogust of Manhattan Beach (friend of the groom). The groomsmen were Anthony Riboh of South Pasadena (friend of the groom); Andrew Mandic of Boston, Mass. (friend of the groom); Shannon Durrett of Ann Arbor, Mich. (friend of the groom; Lt. Kyle Wilks of Annapolis, Md. (brother-in-law of the groom); Jason Gromelski of N.Y. (brother of the bride); Lt. Matthew Swanson of Virginia Beach, Va. (friend of the groom) and Lt. Joseph Greentree of Chesapeake, Va. (friend of the groom).

The bride wore an ivory, silk strapless chapel length gown by Christos. She wore a cathedral length ivory veil with ribbon edging, and her bouquet was a mixture of white and ivory calla lilies and roses. The attendants wore golden-colored Alfred Angelo gowns with an empire waist and chiffon draping in the back. Their flowers were arrangements of orange and yellow calla lilies, roses and tulips. The flower girls wore handmade ivory dresses with golden-colored sashes, and they carried pompeis of flowers similar to the bridesmaids.

More than 250 guests joined the couple in Annapolis to celebrate their marriage. Many of the bride and groom's friends and family attended from as faraway as California, Indiana, Florida, Arkansas, Texas and Massachusetts. Photographs were taken by F.A. Formica.

Following a two-week honeymoon traveling through Argentina, the couple will move to their new home in Charlottesville, Va.20051201iqop1lkn(LA)Mr. and Mrs. Karl Kirkeby

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